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TomF
12-08-2004, 02:21 PM
A while back, CNN broke news about a lab found in Fallujah, which could have been manufacturing WMDs. Other news agencies picked up the story, but after a day or two, it dropped off the radar ...

Anybody hear anything conclusive?

T.

[ 12-08-2004, 03:21 PM: Message edited by: TomF ]

Cullen T.M. McGough
12-08-2004, 08:23 PM
If you're referring to the event I think you are:

Some Marines found some suspicious looking chemical weapons gear.

The upshot was it turned out to be a Serin gas testing kit (kit to test for presence of Serin), manufactured and sold by an american company. Looked to have been a left-over from Gulf War I.

LeeG
12-08-2004, 10:14 PM
manufacturing what?

ljb5
12-08-2004, 10:37 PM
The lab you are referring to was not making WMDs. It was used to manufacture roadside bombs -- called IEDs or "Improvised Explosive Devices."

Here is a story about it from CNN. (http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/11/25/iraq.main/)

These are not WMDs, but conventional weapons of the insurgency.


A U.S. military spokesman in Falluja downplayed the discovery, saying "there is no indication right now that (the chemicals) were being used to produce chemical weapons."

"They were, however, being used to make improvised explosives."So far, there have been no WMDs found in Iraq.

[ 12-08-2004, 11:40 PM: Message edited by: ljb5 ]

LeeG
12-08-2004, 11:01 PM
There HAVE been known unknowns, they're still there,and don't you forget it.